Donald J. Shanley attended Siena College where he received his Undergraduate Degree in 1951. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1954. Mr. Shanley began his legal career in 1954, specializing in trial practice in personal injury, domestic relations, criminal law and administrative law for the firm of Shanley & Shanley of Troy, New York until 1995 when he became a sole practitioner. Mr. Shanley was also a Government Appeal Agent for Local Board No. 24 of the Selective Service System during the Vietnam War. He is a member of the Rensselaer County and New York State Bar Associations. He is a member of the Harvard Law School Association and the Siena College Alumni Association. He was formerly an Assistant District Attorney and frequently appointed as Special Prosecutor for Rensselaer County. Mr. Shanley also served as a Public Defender for Rensselaer County. He was the Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of Troy from 1972 until 2004. He has served as President to the Rensselaer County Bar Association and served as Master Barrister for the Inns of Court, Third Judicial District. Mr. Shanley possessed the distinguished “A” rating from Martindale Hubble until his partial retirement in 1995. His areas of practice include litigation, domestic relations law, criminal law and administrative law.
Mr. Shanley may be reached at (518) 266-1029.